Friday, October 12, 2012

My New Old Bird Cage

Remember when I showed you what I bought for $10.00 at a yard sale this summer?

It's been sitting there mocking me everytime I walk by because I couldn't decide what to do with it. Then Karianne from Thistlewood Farms announced she was having a Krylon Spray Painting Party. Perfect, I have just the item that needs fixin'! And I finally figured out what I wanted.

Then I decided it need to be a bit brighter so I used the metallic gold. 

And to get the look I was going for, I used Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze in a light spray and wiping off excess. I also sanded a bit to bring out some of the original black.

I really like how the colours gave it an aged brass patina...just the look I was hoping for!

And look what I found when I was this cage originally from Mexico?

 This butler cart it's sitting on is out back with it's first coat of paint. 
A hand me down that needs a lot of TLC.

 Love the new home for my bird. 

The light is really bad, hard to see the paint colours properly. 

My plan is to use this at Christmas for my outdoors greens arrangements. Before I do that, I'll be sure to protect it with clear rust protector.

Can't wait to get started on that! I think it will look great at the front door. (Ok, so I'm rushing Christmas...)

Do you have an obsession with birds and all things bird decor? 

I'm sharing with 

Tilly's Nest


  1. Great transformation! Very stunning!

  2. That old birdcage looks amazing. Don't rush the Christmas season too fast.

  3. That turned out beautifully! I love all the patina you created. it's something you will enjoy in so many ways.


  4. First off all - amazing find for $10 and what a great transformation! Thank you so much for sharing at our link party. Take care, Laura

  5. I love those layered colors. What a fun find!!

  6. Wow, I can't believe you got that look with spray paint!! It looks amazing!

  7. I love it! I like the arrangement in it you have now and yes, it will look lovely at Christmas time outside! Enjoy! Nancy

  8. How sweet...and you really can use it seasonally, inside and out...just about for anything! Perfect!!!

  9. What a great birdcage!! (And a steal) You'll have fun decorating it for the different holidays! :)

  10. Love the birdcage and what a great colour combo!! This turned out so fabulously. Great job!

  11. Whether or not the cage originally originated in Mexico, you did a fabulous job of giving it an aged and authentic Mexican look with all those layers of Krylon!

    Thanks so much for linking up to our Krylon spray paint link party!



  12. This is great, I love it! What a great Christmas decor idea. You've encouraged me to get on the ball with some garden art projects I need to finish before the holidays...gotta get my Krylon!
    Aloha, Connie

  13. Your revamped birdcage is so pretty! Thank you for stopping by my blog today and leaving a sweet comment--I appreciate it, and am glad that you enjoyed my vintage bar cart post.

  14. Such a pretty makeover! You did a great job!

  15. Debbie,

    I am sorry I'm so late visiting....but your spray paint birdcage is such a great idea! Thanks so much for linking to the party and for inspiring me today!


  16. great idea how you sprayed it!!!

    off to see more of your blog.

    thanks for the visit to mine..via Donna's and Mary's. =)


  17. The birdcage looks great! I love the combination of colors your chose.

  18. Love this! I have a metal project which I need to get busy on! I may try this combo :)

  19. I have a weakness for birdcages too (I have almost 10 of them scattered through the house and hanging on the back porch) so of course I love what you have done with your garage sale find. The undercoat of paint and sanding was a nice idea. It gives the cage a nice patina. I like how you have filled it, but is you are looking for further inspiration I have a nice reference on the bottom of this Pinterest page: Pottery Barn filled their cage with moss and added a fake bird and ivy.

  20. Paint sure works wonders, doesn't it? Thanks for stopping by to comment on mine!

  21. It is always amazing how much paint can change something.

    Great job.

  22. Looks Great Debbie...what would we do without paint? Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment at One More Time...

  23. oh this is so pretty! Every time I visit I am amazed at how creative you are ! :)

  24. wow, that is so pretty! I loved it gold and then it got prettier as you went!


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